2013 jazz Grammy nominees announced

The nominees for all categories for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, with the awards ceremony to be held February 10th, 2013. As usual, the jazz categories will be announced during a online pre-telecast, reserving the prime time telecast for categories such as rap, rock, and country. It is nice, however, to see the Best Latin Jazz Album category back on the list.

Here are the nominees for all jazz categories, and a poll at the end of  each category so you can guess at the winner:

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Cross Roads

Ravi Coltrane, soloist

Track from: Spirit Fiction

[Blue Note]


Hot House

Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists

Track from: Hot House

[Concord Jazz]


Alice In Wonderland

Chick Corea, soloist

Track from: Further Explorations (Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian)

[Concord Jazz]


J. Mac

Kenny Garrett, soloist

Track from: Seeds From The Underground

[Mack Avenue Records]



Brad Mehldau, soloist

Track from: Ode (Brad Mehldau Trio)



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Best Jazz Vocal Album

Soul Shadows

Denise Donatelli

[Savant Records]


1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project

Kurt Elling

[Concord Jazz]



Al Jarreau (And The Metropole Orkest)



The Book Of Chet

Luciana Souza

[Sunnyside Records]


Radio Music Society

Esperanza Spalding

[Heads Up International]


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Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Further Explorations

Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian

[Concord Jazz]


Hot House

Chick Corea & Gary Burton

[Concord Jazz]


Seeds From The Underground

Kenny Garrett

[Mack Avenue Records]


Blue Moon

Ahmad Jamal

[Jazz Village]


Unity Band

Pat Metheny Unity Band



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Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans

Gil Evans Project



For The Moment

Bob Mintzer Big Band

[MCG Jazz]


Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)

Arturo Sandoval

[Concord Jazz]


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Best Latin Jazz Album

Flamenco Sketches

Chano Domínguez

[Blue Note]



The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

[Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records]



Bobby Sanabria Big Band



Duos III

Luciana Souza

[Sunnyside Records]


New Cuban Express

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express

[Mavo Records]


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